Today there’s only 6 cloud providers in the game. I predict that in 3 years or less there will be only 3 players left i.e., an oligopoly. Below is the most recent data from Synergy Group to back up my assumption.
“Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains larger than its four main competitors combined in the cloud infrastructure service market. Microsoft can once again lay claim to having by far the highest revenue growth rate”
“…now six companies that can lay a valid claim to having annual cloud revenue run rates in excess of $5 billion – AWS, IBM, Microsoft, HP, Cisco and salesforce”
AWS Still Bigger than its Four Main Competitors Combined Despite Surging Growth
Amazon is clearing the leader according to a new report. Amazon Web Services dominates the cloud with 28% of the overall market, with Microsoft Azure making gains but still commanding just 10% of the market.
Full Story: Synergy Research report
Microsoft Azure has made incredible progress over the past 2 years chasing the “big dog” Amazon AWS. However, when you own a small percentage of the market, growth rates are misleading.
However, the growth of Azure does indicate Microsoft is clearly in second place and beating Google, IBM and Salesforce. Like most pundits and bloggers, I believe it’s a 3 horse race between Amazon, Microsoft & Google.
Microsoft Azure: Fastest-Growing Big Cloud Provider – By Joe Panettieri (@JoePanettieri)
In terms of growth rates, Microsoft (up 96 percent) showed the greatest progress in 2014, followed by Google (81 percent), Amazon (51 percent), IBM (48 percent) and Salesforce.com (37 percent), Synergy estimates.
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Microsoft (MSFT) officially earned the No. 2 spot behind Amazon Web Services (AWS) in theinfrastructure-as-a-service(IaaS) market earlier this year, and according to the latest quarterly IaaS report from Synergy Research Group, the Redmond company is now showing the strongest year-to-year revenue growth in the biz.
For Q3, Synergy also named IBM as the third largest cloud operator. Big Blue currently claims a 7 percent market share.